deadly virus for parrots

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在南非,野生鸚鵡主要食糧為羅漢松的果實。然而,過份砍伐森林和環境的嚴重破壞,導致鸚鵡失去牠們的家園和食物來源。牠們唯有找其他的食物來取替,其中包括含毒的苦楝樹果實。牠們新的飲食習慣令牠們變得很容易感染到鸚鵡喙羽症,出現脫羽、羽毛及鳥喙變形等,使牠們面臨滅絕的危險。

現在南非只剩下少於1000隻野生海角鸚鵡。steve boyes 博士和他的團隊一直試圖挽救這些鸚鵡,目前有超過200隻鸚鵡在他們的幫助下康復了。

in south africa, parrots are mainly feed on yellowwood tree fruits; however, with the crazy deforestation and all the damages to the environment there, parrots had lost both their homes and their food sources. parrots adapted their new diets which including syringa fruits that are actually poison; their new diet is not good for them; they became susceptible to the Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) and this disease is putting the parrots to face extinction.

there are now less than 1000 wild adult cape parrots in south africa. dr. steve boyes and his team has been trying to save these sick parrots. so far over 200 of parrots had recovered with their help.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/a-doomsday-virus-for-endangered-parrots/

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